Water baths are used to heat or cool liquid samples in test tubes, cups, or containers to maintain their constant temperature in water media. They are ideal for materials that cannot be exposed to direct heat from an incubator, oven, or hotplate, such as flammable liquids or biological materials. They are used in a wide variety of laboratories.
Choosing a Water Bath For The Lab
-Temperature Range: For basic water baths, the temperature range is typically 30 degrees Celsius to 100 degrees Celsius.Heating/cooling bath allows you to set temperatures above and below room temperatures.
Uniformity and stability Temperature-bath with stirring of the water will improve the uniformity of the temperature.
Size – Check the internal dimensions of the bath to fit the number of samples required to put in the bath.
Additional water bath options:
Water bath with circulation, with shaker, and with a magnetic stirrer.
A laboratory water bath is used to heat samples. Some applications include maintaining cell lines or heating flammable chemicals that can burn if exposed to fire. Different types offer different functionality like a water bath with the circulation that maintains a more uniform temperature or a water bath with a shaker that keeps the samples in motion while they are heated.